Inuktun Sighting #47: Fish and Frogs and Fittings, Oh My

See the unseen. While operators normally use Inuktun’s multi-mission, modular (IM3) technology to remotely monitor and evaluate confined spaces and hazardous environments, inspecting municipal pipes sometimes produces surprising images. Case in point: our long-time client, Dougness Holdings, has encountered critters, vegetation, and still unknown “things” that just don’t seem to belong. We were fortunate enough to sit down with Dougness owner, Bill Cameron, and discuss some of the things his company has seen over the years.

According to Bill, people always ask about the number of rats they must see while performing municipal sewer inspections, but he says it’s a rare occurrence. He shared that the Versatrax 150™ system came nose to nose with a raccoon once. While most animals will quickly run away when they hear the remotely operated vehicle approaching, this curious creature appeared on-screen and sniffed the vehicle lights before bolting off in the opposite direction. Since their first venture into the video inspection business more than 20 years ago, Dougness has only ever used the Inuktun Versatrax 150™ crawler with a Spectrum 90™ PTZ camera.

From fish and frogs, to nozzles and hoses, take a look at this gallery of images caught by Dougness Holdings. And stay tuned for next week’s #InuktunInTheWild sighting where we share video footage of something that just can’t be explained!

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